A Visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

This post is a continuation of my last one on the walk to the museum.

The art museum has two floors with art exhibitions with American art, European art from the Early Middle Ages and up to now as well as Contemporary Art.

The pictures I share are not organised in all these categories, just an expression of what I liked and wanted to remember. Many of the artworks shown here were created about the same period by different American and European artists.

Rembrandt van Rijn. Head of Christ 1648-1656

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch. Oil on oak panel Head of Christ 1648-1656

Landscape with a river Hampstead Heath 1808-27 by John Constable

Landscape with a river Hampstead Heath 1808-27 by John Constable, English

The Burning of the Houses of Parliament, October 16, 1834. William Turner English

The Burning of the Houses of Parliament, October 16, 1834. William Turner, English

Sunflowers 1888-1889 Vincent van Gogh, Dutch 1853-1890

Sunflowers 1888-1889 Vincent van Gogh, Dutch 1853-1890

Interior of a Tavern 1886, P.S. Kroeyer Danish, 1851-1909

Interior of a Tavern 1886, P.S. Kroeyer Danish, 1851-1909

I was surprised to see a painting of P.S. Kroeyer here in Philadelphia. If you would like to see more of his paintings go to my recent post on the Danish Skagen Painters.

Another great Dane is the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, active in Rome and Copenhagen 1770-1844.

Marble. Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish active in Rome and Copenhagen, Born 1770 died 1844

Marble. Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish active in Rome and Copenhagen, Born 1770 died 1844

See more on him from a post on his museum in Copenhagen.

Tea Service 1814-17. Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilt decoration

Tea Service 1814-17. Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilt decoration bt Sèvres Porcelain Factory, Sèvres, France 1776-present. Painted by Dutch G. J. J.van Os and French Denis-Désiré Riocreux

At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance 1890. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,

At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance 1890. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French 1864-1901

Carriage c. 1881. French Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

Carriage c. 1881. French Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

After the Shower 1914, Pierre Bonnard, French, 1867-1947

After the Shower 1914, Pierre Bonnard, French, 1867-1947

Peaches 1895, Pierre- Auguste Renoir, French. 1841-1919

Peaches 1895, Pierre- Auguste Renoir, French. 1841-1919

Bend in the Epte River near Giverny 1888, by French Claude Monet, 1840-1926

Bend in the Epte River near Giverny 1888, by French Claude Monet, 1840-1926

Waterloo Bridge, London. Morning Fog 1901. Claude Monet French, 1840-1926

Waterloo Bridge, London. Morning Fog, 1901. Claude Monet French, 1840-1926

 

Young Girl with Basket 1892 by French Berthe Morisot, 1841-1895

Young Girl with Basket 1892 by French Berthe Morisot, 1841-1895

Family Group Reading c. 1901. American Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)

Family Group Reading c. 1901. American Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)

Maternal Caress c. 1896, American Mary Cassatt, (1844-1926)

Maternal Caress c. 1896, American Mary Cassatt, (1844-1926)

 

Little Dancer of Fourteen by French Degas 1886

Little Dancer Aged Fourteen by French Degas 1886

More about the Degas’ Little Dancer in a previous post.


I often marvel about how skilled the artists were in distant times. They didn’t have the material goods as we have today or electricity to light up the long dark hours. The internet or mobile phones didn’t distract them, so they could concentrate on their work.

4 Comments »

  1. Because we live just over the bridge in Southern New Jersey, I’ve visited this museum quite often even as a school trip when I was young. I love painting by Monet and Mary Cassatt but I think my favorite are the period rooms set up to look with furnishings and even walls from other eras. . It’s like walking back in time. Were you able to see these? It’s such a large museum, that it’s hard to see it all on one trip. I really need to make a trip back this summer. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Thank you for giving me this input to my story. I take pictures of the paintings and pieces of art I like and maybe I didn’t see the rooms you mention as I have no pictures of them. I only had two whole days so that’s not enough time

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  2. I especially liked the one in the tavern by Kroeyer. He really captured the light from the window as it shone through the glass on the table. I must go and have a look at your post about him.

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